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Northern Illinois vs. Ohio - 3/11/19 MAC Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ohio at Northern Illinois
Date & Time Monday March 11, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
The Line
Northern Illinois -4.5 / over-under: 139
TV Channel
ESPN3
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NCAA BB | Ohio at Northern Illinois
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The Ohio Bobcats take the floor with the Northern Illinois Huskies in the MAC college basketball playoffs.

The Ohio Bobcats enter the MAC playoffs off of a 66-57 loss to the visiting Miami (OH) Redhawks on Friday as a three point favorite.

Ohio trailed by seven at the half behind a game high 26 point, five pull effort from Jason Carter while Doug Taylor netted ten points  and eight rebounds.

Jason Preston gave the bobcats another ten points and seven boards followed by Ben Vander Plas and Connor Murrell with seven points each with a combined nine rebounds.

The Northern Illinois Huskie won three of four to close the regular season capped off by a 64-57 win at Ball State as a five point underdog.

Northern Illinois pulled away late behind Levi Bradley who led all scorers with 20 points and three yanks with Eugene German adding 15 points and four steals.

The  Huskies  saw  13  points  from  Dante  Thorpe  followed  by Noah  McCarty  with  ten points  and  a  team  high  eleven rebounds.

Ohio Bobcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mid-American and  are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up win.

Northern Illinois Huskies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Mid-American andare 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Bobcats don’t have the record to back me up but the team has been playing at their best to end the season. If we see that same level of play a cover is in order…

Pick:
Ohio +4.5

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